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Lubrizol joined hands with HP open materials and application platform

Lubrizol announced on November 10 that it will become a partner of HP open materials and application platform, accelerate the development of its Estane engineering polymer in the field of 3D printing, and respond that most artificial materials are chemically stable: they should be decomposed into their original components to meet the requirements of elasticity and strength for some applications. 3D printing technology has promoted the development of printable thermoplastic materials and their use in rapid prototyping, molding and support fields, and is also helpful for the production of final products with a small height of the main piston. In addition, innovation is needed to consolidate the value relationship between Lubrizol and HP in order to make it possible for all-round industrial production to exchange piston and cylinder production in consumer factories

the award-winning HP 3D printing technology overcomes the obstacles of speed and cost. Its multi jet melting technology makes the production speed of high-quality components 10 times faster than the current system, while the cost is halved. However, achieving the goal of full production also depends on the range of materials provided by 3D printing, so the design can be customized according to the specific needs and end uses of the application. Traditional manufacturing processes can obtain thousands of materials, but today, the range of materials that 3D printing can provide is limited to a small part, most of which are rigid materials such as nylon. Due to the strong demand for special elastic materials, Lubrizol is fully capable of developing new solutions to meet customer needs

Estane thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) has long been known for its excellent physical, mechanical, tactile and aesthetic properties. It is used in industrial and customer applications such as shoes, wearable devices, and special parts produced by extrusion or molding processes. Now, Estane TPU polymer has been applied to FDM (melt deposition molding), a 3D printing technology

GERT Jan nijhuis, head of global strategic marketing engineering materials of Lubrizol, said: "3D printing technology is innovating the manufacturing industry and changing our setting of power stop (red) The way of designing and producing parts will even have an impact on the finished products. At the same time, it makes it possible to customize local manufacturing. We are pleased to announce our partnership with HP to participate in the use of innovative multi jet melting technology. Combining HP's differentiated technology with our material expertise, coupled with understanding the end uses and channels of the market, allows us to develop the best solution for the future 3D material portfolio and maximize value for our customers. "

Lubrizol regards 3D printing technology as a booster for the development and production of more complex components, but it also sees more benefits in the fields of accelerated testing, data generation and modeling, which is even far more than the initially envisaged results and benefits. Combining these new functions with the end market focus on consumers, sports and entertainment, automotive, aerospace, industrial and medical applications, will enable Lubrizol to further complete the mission of improving people's lives

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